July 21, 2016

Report: Torn ACL sidelines Lions’ Nick Moore for season

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VANCOUVER — The BC Lions have lost a key piece of their receiving corps, as veteran Nick Moore has been lost for the season with a torn ACL according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

Moore reportedly injured his knee while celebrating a touchdown in the team’s 40-27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders last Saturday, when he landed awkwardly after jumping to chest-bump a teammate.

Moore continued to play despite the injury, finishing the contest with three catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. The 30-year-old, who signed up for his second stint with the Lions as a free agent this off-season, has 15 catches for 205 yards and a touchdown this season.

The injury marks the second major loss at the position for the Lions this season, as second-year pass-catcher Lavelle Hawkins announced his retirement during training camp.

Geraldo Boldewijn is expected to get a bump in playing time in Moore’s absence, but the Lions, who have a bye in Week 5, will have some time to reconfigure.